Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

November 2015

Christmas with the Dominguez Daughters on December 12th, 3pm to 5pm

A Living History Afternoon: Christmas with the Six Dominguez Daughters

December 12th

3pm to 5pm

Explore the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum this holiday season on December 12th.  The Adobe is decorated with lights and holiday decorations only once a year and it is a beautiful site to see.  There will be:


  • Take a tour with one of the Dominguez daughters
  • Make holiday crafts with the sisters
  • Listen to carols by the Dickens Christmas carolers
  • Enjoy holiday cookies and apple cider
  • Visit with Santa in his workshop
  • Be part of a community toy drive to help our local communities

Then at 5pm join the Christmas tree lighting on the back lawn with the six Dominguez sisters and their friends.

There is a suggested donation is $4 per person or a toy for the toy drive

California Naturalist Program is Back Starting in January 2016

California Naturalist Volunteer Training

To be held at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

January-April 2016

Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?   Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California?  If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist!

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to Carson, Long Beach and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning January 23rd and running through April 30th.

California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40+ hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.

These classes cover the natural and cultural history of California, with an in-depth look at our South Bay ecology. Through field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of our region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm from late January through late April.  Three Saturday field trips will be on February 20, April 2nd, and April 23rd.  The cost for the course is $300.

For more information and to register, go to or You can also contact Alison Bruesehoff at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum at (310) 603-0088 and/or

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is partnering with the University of California Cooperative Extension on the California Naturalist Program.

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    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered (Adobe is only open for guided tours):
    • First Thursday and Friday of Each Month
    • Every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday
    • Tours are at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
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    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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